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Q&A: Where I Buy My Movies, Video Games, Comics and Collectibles

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I am back to answer another question I am asked frequently on the various social media sites I am on. That question being…

Where do you buy your movies, comics, video games and collectibles?

I buy these items from a selection of different places, so below I will break down each of these businesses, and give you a brief review of each place.


 

Movies/Video Games:

The obvious answer here would be Amazon. While I do make many film purchases a year from Amazon, it is not my main source. In the last year or so, I have been buying movies at Family Video and The Exchange. Both of these companies are “chain” businesses, so many of you will be able to find them. 

Family Video:

This is where I find most of my B horror films. Many of the films they offer are the cheesy horror films like the syfy originals, but they do also offer the newer films.

How does this company work? They are a lot like good old Blockbuster. They are a video rental store, but once they have had a title for so long, they will put it up for sale. My husband and I are in there at least once a week. There is always a huge selection of movies for sale. 

What are their prices like? That is the beauty of Family Video, they are quite affordable. For example, I picked up See No Evil 2 on Blu-ray for $9.99 as opposed to the $24 that Walmart and other stores where charging for it. They also have a sticker system. Pink/green stickers are $1.99 or two for $3 and blue/red stickers are $2.99 or two for $5. These are on just bad or old titles either, I have picked up a few newer titles on these deals. 

Checkout FamilyVideo.com to find your local store.


The Exchange:

Aside from Amazon, this is where I find most of my “hard to find” and older titles as well as some of my video games.

What is it? The Exchange is a buy, sell and trade place. Most of their titles are used, but in great condition, and they do carry some new, unopened titles. This is also how I get rid of all of my unwanted movies, movies I don’t want anymore as well as collectibles I don’t have room for anymore.

You can either sell or trade in your unwanted stuff here. They accept movies, video games, comic books, sport’s jersey’s, collectibles, gaming consoles and pretty much anything else you can think of. They have always been pretty generous to me when it comes to trades. I always take the trade in credit. Why spend money when you can use store credit from things you don’t want anymore?

What are their prices like? Usually, they are pretty reasonable, but there have been occasions where I thought they were a bit high. Much like with other stores and sites, the harder the title is to find, the more you will pay. They’re also a bit high on new titles, but over all, they are pretty affordable.

Visit TheExchange.com to find your local store.


Comics and Collectibles:

I go local for my comics and most of my collectibles. I hit up my local comic shop, Bill’s Books and More, at least once a week. If you are in the Akron/Canton area of Ohio, Bill’s is located at 2215 6th Street SW, Canton. 

Nothing beats buying local. Bill and his staff are incredible. If he doesn’t have it, he will track it down for you. A lot of shops aren’t shy about “ripping people off”, but Bill will give you the best offer for your books and collectibles. 

Bill’s has the best prices around on back issues and collectibles. I have purchased countless amounts of pops and other items from him and have not paid over $25 for a single item (I have spent more than that collectively on multiple items at one time, but never a single item). He does have some more pricey items, but they are rare and hard to find. 

If you are not local to this area, Bill is at most of the comic book conventions throughout the year in many different states, and he does occasionally sell on ebay. 

Like the Bill’s Books and More Facebook page for more information and convention schedules. 


I think that pretty much covers it. Happy hunting!

*If you have any questions you would like me to answer here, feel free to comment your question below, send it to me on twitter @xMelissaThomasx or email it to me at littleblogofhorror@yahoo.com*

bleedingcritic: No BS, Just Straight Horror

bleedingcritic: No BS, Just Straight Horror

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I have had the honor of connecting with a horror family like no other, bleedingcritic. Everything from their spoiler-free reviews to the horrifying face of  bleedingcritic says true 100% horror. In the vast sea of everyone writing reviews and trying to break through into the world of horror writing, bleedingcritic in my opinion has done just that.

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